Shrek (video game)

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Cover art for the Xbox
Developer(s) Digital Illusions CE
Publisher(s) TDK Mediactive
DreamWorks Interactive
Platform(s) Xbox
Nintendo GameCube
Windows (cancelled)
Release date(s) NA 20011115November 15, 2001
Genre(s) Platformer
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution Optical disc
Nintendo optical disc

Shrek is a video game based on the first installment in the popular film franchise Shrek. Shrek is one of 22 launch titles that were available the day of the Xbox's launch on November 15, 2001.

A port of the game for the Nintendo GameCube, entitled Shrek Extra Large, was released in October 30, 2002 in North America[1] and in October 24, 2003 for the PAL region.

The game was also noted for being one of the first commercial titles to make use of deferred shading,[2][3] a feature which was relatively uncommon in games until the release of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl and Grand Theft Auto IV.


Shrek is based on the first installment of the popular movie franchise Shrek. Shrek is delivered a message by the infamous Magic Mirror that the lovely Princess Fiona has been captured by an evil wizard, Merlin. Shrek must travel to Merlins Dark Tower Fortress of Pure Evil (...Wha ha ha ha!), but an impassable fog has been laid across the Fairy Tale Lands. The fog and Merlins Fortress, can be passed by the completion of Good Deeds. The Magic Mirror gives Shrek a Book of Good Deeds and offers to teleport him to places where Good Deeds are required.[4]


The player completes objectives ("Good Deeds"). In most objectives, the player hunts for an object and completes an action. Not many objectives vary from this, though a few will occasionally vary. Notably, Shrek's ally and best friend Donkey neither appears in the game, nor is mentioned.[4]



Reviews of the game have been negative.[5]


  1. ^ "Shrek Extra Large - GameCube - IGN". IGN. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "History - Electric Sheep Games". Retrieved 14 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Rich Geldreich's website". Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Shrek Manuel
  5. ^ "Shrek Critic Reviews". Retrieved 3 February 2014. 

External links[edit]

Shrek at MobyGames